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Synonyms for lacklæk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lack, deficiency, want(verb)

    the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable

    "there is a serious lack of insight into the problem"; "water is the critical deficiency in desert regions"; "for want of a nail the shoe was lost"

    neediness, need, deprivation, wishing, wish, want, privation, lack, deficiency, inadequacy, insufficiency

  2. miss, lack(verb)

    be without

    "This soup lacks salt"; "There is something missing in my jewelry box!"

    drop, omit, lose, neglect, leave out, overleap, pretermit, miss, overlook, lack, escape


  1. lack(noun)

    surplus, glut

  2. lack(noun)

    To be without, to need, to require.

    surplus, glut

  3. lack(verb)

    To be short (of or for something).

    surplus, glut

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. lack(v. a.)

    want, need, be in want of, be in need of, be destitute of, be without

  2. lack(v. n.)

    be in want

  3. lack(v. n.)

    be wanting

  4. lack(n.)

    need, deficiency, destitution, want, scantiness, insufficiency, scarcity, dearth, default, defectiveness, shortness, shortcoming, DEFICIT

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